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Christmas Party : Leicester: Athena 2018 – LEI11

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Rio themed xmas party

From £35.42 (Price per person excluding VAT)

  • Shared Party Night
  • Group Size: Min: 10 | Max: 700
  • City Centre Location

Direct Booking Line:

01273 856001

Party Includes

Meal Available At This Christmas Party
Three course dinner & chocolates & coffee
Live Entertainment Available At This Christmas Party
Spectacular Live Entertainment
PROFESSIONAL DJ & DISCO Available At This Christmas Party
Disco and professional DJ
Camera Available At This Christmas Party
Fairground attractions
Event Manager Available At This Christmas Party
Rio carnival Theming
Casino Available At This Christmas Party
Casino; blackjack & roulette
Leicester Athena Christmas Party

Rio themed xmas party

This December Leicester’s flagship Christmas Party venue; Athena, transforms into the bustling city of Rio de Janeiro; Brazil’s most iconic party destination. A city where intoxicating energy lives hand in hand with a deep cultural history and an overwhelming zest for life.

As you step into the venue, the contrast between its warm, vibrant atmosphere and the crisp winter’s night you leave behind couldn’t be more distinctive. Boundless energy flows around the colourful landscape, as you explore the start of the evening with friends and colleagues. Multi-coloured, ram-shackled houses line the street; their tin roofs offering some shade, as local traders offer delicious canapés and beach bars serve ice-cold beers, chilled wines and cocktails.

Deliciously bronzed samba dancers move gracefully to fast pulsating music flowing from buildings, inviting you further around every corner. The energy and applause of spectators, filled with Cariocas and visitors from around the world is overwhelming, all of which share the common quest to experience the world-famous Carnival.

The Cocktail and rum bar, framed by vibrant makeshift favelas, tempts you closer to the charismatic mixologists offering you colourful cocktails created to order. As the music levels rise, beautiful dancers come to life, using their lithe bodies to push the boundaries of possibility in mind-blowing spectacles of skill, distortion and contortion!

You are beckoned to continue your journey into the restaurant area and as you take your seats, the lights dim and the ultimate party experience begins. Performers fly, spin and twist as you enjoy a succulent three-course dinner, fine wine and good company.

As the last spoonful of dessert is devoured, the lights cut to an explosion of light and sound that marks the beginning of a dazzling finale. When the legendary stage show comes to a climatic end, the power passes to the DJ and the dance floor passes to you! An uplifting blend of classic party tunes and modern-day hits instantly lures you onto the floor to begin dancing the night away.

Elsewhere in the building a raft of after dinner entertainment has appeared to take your party experience into the early hours. Flash your cash on our fun casinos, take a souvenir photo in the photo booth, sip on a refreshing cocktail, test your skills against your friends and colleagues on our new fairground stalls, or relax and enjoy a freshly ground coffee and chocolates in a quieter area…  Don’t forget to sample a delicious midnight breakfast roll!

As the evening draws to an unwelcome end, memories of a fun filled night remain as you reflect on a truly spectacular party!

Leicester Athena Christmas Party

Dates & Prices

Shared Party Dates

Minimum group size is 10 guests

Date Business price (excl. VAT) Consumer price (incl. VAT)
Friday 16 November 2018 - Premiere night, free glass of fizz £37.92 £45.50
Saturday 17 November 2018 £37.92 £45.50
Saturday 24 November 2018 £44.58 £53.50
Sunday 02 December 2018 * £36.25 £43.50
Friday 07 December 2018 - Last tickets remaining £52.92 £63.50
Saturday 08 December 2018 - Last tickets remaining £52.92 £63.50
Wednesday 12 December 2018 £37.92 £45.50
Thursday 13 December 2018 - Last tickets remaining £39.58 £47.50
Friday 14 December 2018 - SOLD OUT £52.92 £63.50
Saturday 15 December 2018 - Last tickets remaining £52.92 £63.50
Sunday 16 December 2018 ** £56.25 £67.50
Tuesday 18 December 2018 ** £56.25 £67.50
Wednesday 19 December 2018 £39.58 £47.50
Thursday 20 December 2018 £43.75 £52.50
Friday 21 December 2018 £52.92 £63.50
Saturday 22 December 2018 £52.92 £63.50
Monday 31 December 2018 - NYE, free glass of fizz £54.17 £65.00

Shared Party Details


* A great ticket price for a night reserved exclusively for those working in the retail industry or the emergency services (Police, NHS, Fire service etc.)

**House wine, beer and soft drinks on this night are included in the ticket price.

All prices are per person. Dates are subject to availability at the time of booking. If you are a business you will initially pay the consumer price (including VAT) and then reclaim the VAT, therefore your company will have only paid the business price in the end.

Please bear in mind that most Fridays & Saturdays will sell out months before Christmas.

Please get in touch with the office with 2 of your chosen dates. We can hold tickets for up to 7 days.

Exclusive Group Party Nights

Please contact the office with your preferred dates for prices and availability, please choose at least 2 different dates if possible.

Office Christmas acrobat

Entertainment at the Athena

  • City centre location
  • Leicester’s leading Christmas party venue
  • Spectacular ’RIO’ theming throughout the award winning venue.
  • World class traditional cirque style aerial and ground based entertainment such as tightrope walking, trapeze, flying hoop, contortion, fire and acro-balance.
  • Delicious canapé reception
  • 3-course dinner, coffee & chocolates
  • Midnight breakfast
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Professional cocktail bar*
  • After dinner fairground attractions*
  • After dinner disco & professional DJ
  • Casino tables including Blackjack & Roulette*

*These items are optional - there will be a small charge on the evening
**Fun Casino - all profits are donated to our chosen charity, The NSPCC

Party Menu

Our superb festive menu is freshly prepared each day on site, guests will be treated to a canapé reception followed a superb 3-course dinner, coffee and chocolates and a midnight breakfast!

We will accommodate any dietary requirements that we are notified of in advance. Vegetarian main course must be pre-ordered on your final balance date.

Office Christmas Chef
Derby Rounhouse Christmas Party

About Leicester Athena

Min Occupancy: 10 | Max Occupancy: 700

Widely recognised as Leicester’s leading Christmas Party venue, Athena provides the ultimate Christmas Party experience under one roof. First launched in 2008, the parties have moved from strength to strength, building an unrivalled reputation. Originally an giant Odeon cinema, the venue was taken into private ownership in 2006 and developed into it’s current guise as a multi-functional events space. It’s unique make-up has proved irresistible for corporate companies and private parties looking for an exciting and trusted location for their Christmas party!

Each year Leicester’s leading events venue is spectacularly transformed into the city’s most popular Christmas Party destination. Entertaining around 13,000 guests over 22 party nights we offer an experience like no other, treating 700 guests per evening to the night of their lives!

We work with the very best production and lighting companies, set designers and choreographers to produce a range of Christmas Parties now recognised as the very best in the region.

The Venue

Athena Conference and Banqueting

Queen St




Located in the recently refurbished Cultural Quarter of the city centre, Athena is within walking distance of a range of hotels, the bus and train stations, with plentiful parking.

Leicester Athena Christmas Party


The initial deposit of 50% (of the ticket price) is only applicable for exclusive bookings. Shared party bookings for 10 or more guests are in full at the tickets price upon booking.

Tickets are non refundable. Money from cancelled tickets cannot be transferred and used for drinks or any other extras.

We have a selection of drinks packages available for pre-ordering. You can add these to your event up to 1 week before your event. Add them to your trip or ask your event coordinator for more info.

You can also pre-order wine to your table, the list will be available from August onwards.

Minimum age of 18 years to attend our parties.

The ticket for this party is an e-ticket and will be sent to the email address you provide.

Props to suit the theme are encouraged.

This venues has a  cloakroom for guests.

We can cater for almost all dietary requirement including Halal meals - if they are pre-ordered at least 2 weeks before your party.

We are unable to provide Kosher meals, however, you are welcome to arrange for us to receive a Kosher Meal on the day of your party and we will cook this in our ovens and serve (still in the tray) to your guests at their tables. There is no additional charge for this service; however, neither does the guest receive any discount for not having one of our own meals.

This venue is accessible to wheelchair users, or with limited mobility. Should any of your guests require this please do call us on 01273 856001 so we can do our best to ensure their requirements are looked after during the event.

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